Gallery: Best radio messages from the Australian GP

Recap the Formula 1 season opener Australian Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the race.

Gallery: Best radio messages from the Australian GP

Raikkonen complaining about not getting instructions on pitboard in FP1

Raikkonen complaining about not getting instructions on pitboard in FP1
1/11

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Raikkonen: ”Where is my pitboard? Should not be too difficult to put it out!?”

And again in FP3...

And again in FP3...
2/11

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Raikkonen: “OK my pitboard is missing again so.”

Gasly wasn’t too happy after making a costly mistake in Q1

Gasly wasn’t too happy after making a costly mistake in Q1
3/11

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Gasly: “F***, I locked up.”

Alonso wanted the team to sound a little more motivated

Alonso wanted the team to sound a little more motivated
4/11

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Team: “Fernando, Verstappen has spun. He’s now the car in front of Sainz.”
Alonso: “OK Speak up a little bit because it’s a long race and you’re losing the energy already.”
Team: “Mate I’m here racing with you. The energy is high. C’mon let’s do this.”

Raikkonen was fuming when he got to know about Vettel’s strategy

Raikkonen was fuming when he got to know about Vettel’s strategy
5/11

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Team: “We need a little bit more pace, Kimi. Seb is lapping 28.5, 28.5, yourself 28.7s.”
Raikkonen: “So has he not stopped yet or …?”
Team: “Not yet.”
Raikkonen: “Oh *** you tell me now!? You first say to me that you are not in a hurry! Don’t *** me up with this.”

Hamilton was puzzled to see Vettel leapfrog him in the pits

Hamilton was puzzled to see Vettel leapfrog him in the pits
6/11

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Hamilton: “What just happened guys? Why didn’t you tell me Vettel was in the pits!? What happened guys?”
Team: “We are just reviewing, Lewis.”
Hamilton: “Was that my mistake? Or did i, was I supposed to be going quick between Safety Car 1 line?”
Team: “Negative, just sticking to the delta.”
Hamilton: “Was he in my pit window?”
Team: “Uh, so Lewis we thought you were safe but there’s obviously something wrong.”

Ricciardo wanted to push till the end to sneak a home podium

Ricciardo wanted to push till the end to sneak a home podium
7/11

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Team: “Just have a think of how you want to approach the last part of the race? Do you want to attack every lap or chill out and go again? Have a think…
Ricciardo: “I don’t wanna let him breathe.”

Hamilton was equally keen on reclaiming the lead

Hamilton was equally keen on reclaiming the lead
8/11

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Hamilton: “Can I push yet? Let me know how much you want it. I’m going for it.”

Sainz Jr almost puked during the race

Sainz Jr almost puked during the race
9/11

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Sainz Jr: “Yeah, I’m struggling with my stomach. I have a lot of nausea from the water!”

Vettel and Ferrari celebrated win

Vettel and Ferrari celebrated win
10/11

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Team: “Nice job, Seb. P1. Well managed, well managed.”
Vettel: “Grande, ragazzi, grande gara, grazzi. Bella strategia. Nice one, nice one altogether. We’re getting there. Still have some homework to do, but we’re getting there.”

Alonso was happy to be fighting towards the front again

Alonso was happy to be fighting towards the front again
11/11

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Team: “Yes Fernando. P5 mate, P5. Well done. Great drive, great drive.”
Alonso: “Well done guys, very proud of you. Long winter, long seasons in the past, but now we can fight. We can fight.”
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